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Do You Think "They" Will Ever Specifically Go After .50 BMG Guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vtail, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. vtail

    vtail Well-Known Member

    I'm really surprised the anti's or the govt hasn't tried to ban anything 50 BMG, especially after the way they are going after .223 AR's.

    I know California has, but has any other state?
  2. tyler500e

    tyler500e Well-Known Member

    they might, i mean, don't those darn things shoot down airplanes?

    ....I couldn't resist.
  3. jobu07

    jobu07 Well-Known Member

    They went after them in NYS in 2006, however, after passing the assembly the bill died in the senate. A bill attempting to ban 50 BMG rifles comes up in the assembly every year in NYS, given the current climate here it will be banned also.
  4. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    the antis have enough to keep them busy with their "assault weapons"....

    they dont want to divide their resources right now. but rest assured, after all this is said and done, they will be looking for a new bone to pick, especially if they are successful with their current endeavours.

    also, .50cal owners are few and far between....it wont be a huge victory for them, they want to make a name for themselves, nor is the political climate currently suitable for that battle, as they dont have a tragedy to help flog their ideas.
  5. VVelox

    VVelox Well-Known Member

    Chicago and I believe Cook county. Neither a state, but wish they were.
  6. fanchisimo

    fanchisimo Well-Known Member

    Also they have no event to hinge upon the Evil .50 cal. I'm sure if one person is killed with a .50 cal it will become a mainstream epidemic.
  7. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    California did, and Barret spanked 'em, and won't even sell to Law Enforcement in CA. anymore... [good on them!]
  8. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    They already have as mentioned above. Those attempts and not ballistics (though often proven out as better in certain scenarios) are what's really behind the success of the sub-.50 caliber - though .50 caliber platformed rifles.
  9. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, we gotta ban the .50 Cals.

    Don't you know banning .50 Cals from the less than one percent of law abiding citizens that own them will stop crime?

    Just my .02,
  10. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    "They" will go after anything they think they can get in their effort to curtail your freedom. It does not matter that doing so will not stop crime, since that is not the real reason for their action.
  11. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes they will. They will go after all guns.
  12. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    And came up with something I'm told is even better.

    450gr @ 3K+ fps. That's not gonna buff out!:what:

  13. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    The better question is under what situation is law enforcement employing a 50 BMG a viable tactic?

    I mean, heck, if they're gonna go there, why not break out a Javelin?
  14. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    As noted, there have been a number of attempts at the state level to ban or regulate .50 BMG rifles.

    On the Federal level, I know that Feinstein has made calls to reclassify .50 rifles as Destructive Devices, which means they'd be regulated under the NFA.
  15. Tom488

    Tom488 Well-Known Member

    Good question. I wish I could find the website again, but a few years ago I came across the website of a small-town PD in Kentucky (I believe). The first was a group picture of their department - all in uniform, looking like a regular police force. The next was a picture of their SWAT team. Practically the entire department, all outfitted in their battle rattle, most of the guys toting M4s, flashbangs in their tac vests, a few guys with suppressed MP5's, and flanked on each side by guys with Barrett M82s, wearing ghillie suits.

    WHY THE ***** does a CIVILIAN police force need a pair of camouflaged snipers toting .50BMG rifles?

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